October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the value of screening and early detection, and treatment options available to women and men who are diagnosed with one of the many forms of breast cancer.
Over the years, a loop of pink ribbon has come to symbolize breast cancer awareness, and today the image of a pink ribbon can be found emblazoned on thousands of products, from apparel to dishware to office supplies. But there’s more to awareness than just wearing pink.
I feel so inspired when I read or hear stories of women who have lived with breast cancer, and some even managed to get rid of it. Being diagnosed with cancer, and particularly breast cancer changes one’s life completely and more so how you feel about your body and you have nothing to do but to cope with it.
On that note, I would like to celebrate all those women out there living with Breast cancer and urge you to do regular Breast Self-Examination. The earlier you detect it, the better.
Go through your closet and see what colors you are lacking in as far as clothes (obviously stay away from the colors that aren’t flattering on you…..). Next time you go shopping, think to yourself, you know…I’m seriously lacking in the purple section of my closet, maybe I should look for a purple item. Try expanding your color horizon!